New Programs Will Be Offered for Summer 2012
Two new 7-week programs will be offered for the Summer 2012. Illustration and Book Design is an expansion of Usdan’s Cartooning program, is for for students in grades 7 to 12, and will introduce the art of creating illustrated stories from concept to completion. Students will earn skills in design, layout, and illustration in order to create an original book. The second program, Summerstock, will be an expansion of Usdan’s Theater Arts Department, and will be a selective, pre-professional course for accomplished actors in grades 11 and 12, those who intend to major in theater in college. The program will include all areas of production under the guidance of leading Broadway directors, designers, and teaching artists, with multiple productions performed in Usdan’s theater, and off campus in Long Island and New York City venues as well.
In addition to the new programs, the Video Arts department program has expanded to include the new Video As A Film Art. For grades 7 to 12, this will be focused on classic and contemporary cinematic technique, with students creating short pieces inspired by film and television, and also shooting Usdan performances to create music videos.
New “Early Bird Discount” Offered
A $75 “Early Bird Discount” for 7-week programs is now available for registration through December 16, 2011 for the 2012 summer season.
Open House Dates/Tours
Usdan’s next Open House will be on Sunday, November 20. Future Open Houses will be on Sundays January 22, 2012, March 18, 2012, April 22, 2012 and May 20, 2012; and Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – all Open Houses will be from 11 AM to 2 PM. In addition, Usdan also offers individual weekend guided tours, available by appointment. Weekly self-guided walks are also available on the Center’s magnificient 200-acre woodland campus located at 185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights (Huntington). FOr information on tours, call Gail London at (631) 643-7900.
Usdan’s 45th season begins June 25, 2012. Information on Usdan is available by calling the NYC office at (212) 772-6060, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting www.usdan.com.